The start of the school year can only mean one thing: homework. If you're looking for some extra help, Jefferson County Public Library has all the resources you need for kids and teens. Online homework help, access to free research sites, tutors, expert staff, and more. We're your one stop homework help shop.
School is about to start, and that means kids will be back in math class. In a time when understanding math is paramount to lifelong success, many children have negative attitudes about math and even suffer from math anxiety. Join the CEO/Founder of Teacher's Professional Resource, Debra Hansen, to learn what steps you can take to create a positive math environment for your kids, and how positive math experiences at home will lead to increased math confidence and success in school. Learn how to talk with your kids about math, curb YOUR anxiety about math, help with homework, play games, and make math fun for the whole family.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15
Summer Reading Club has come to an end. Make sure you get to one of our libraries to pick up your prizes if you haven’t done that yet. You’ll have until Aug. 31 to do so.
We hope you had as much fun as we did this year! Our goals are to make sure you're having a good time and meeting your needs. Tell us what you thought about this year's Summer Reading Club.
Until next year…
If you missed local author Gregory Hill when he was in Conifer in June, you're in luck! He will be visiting the Lakewood Library's Thursday Night Book Group at 6 p.m. Aug. 5. He will discuss his book East of Denver.
Mixing pathos and humor in equal measure East of Denver is an unflinching novel of rural America, a poignant, darkly funny tale about a father and son finding their way together as their home and livelihood inexorably disappears.
The event is free and open to the public.
Thinking of acting as your own attorney? Sure, it could save you tons of money, but it could also be more than you bargained for. Let us help. We'll be offering a free clinic to give you the assistance you might be looking for.
Volunteer lawyers will be available at the Belmar Library via video link to answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedures for all areas of civil litigation.
- Family law
- Property law
- Probate law
- Landlord-tenant law
This clinic is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a form of legal representation. You have the right to retain an attorney of your choice at any time, and are advised to do so.
Looking for a job can seem like a daunting task. How do I get my resume together? Where do I start looking? How do I nail my interview? These are questions on the minds of every job seeker. We've partnered with the American Job Center (formerly Jeffco Workforce) to help you make the most of your job search. The information you learn will not only increase your chances of landing that job, but will save you time while you're searching!
Four free workshops will be offered - Standard Resume Techniques, Interviewing for Success, Job Search Tips & Tricks, and a Resume Review Lab. Register for a class today!
Our Bookmobile recently reached a huge milestone: more than 1,000 patrons were served during the month of June! Rose and Don Davis were our 999th and 1,000th visitors.
"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."
- Steve Jobs
Whether it's reimagining a computer or a library, people strive for the trifecta of good design: comfort, beauty and function. As part of the Golden Library Remodel, we are redefining our spaces for maximum impact and to provide patrons of all ages with an area of the library that fits them just right. To that end, our design concept includes zones for different purposes:
- Quick – holds, self-checks, high interest material and a service point that can be seen from the entrance.
- Collaborative – flex space that supports collaborative work, a teen area, and a group study room.
- Busy – high interest material, a multi-purpose meeting room that can accommodate large and small groups, and a children’s room with a more open entry way and a literacy playscape.
- Communal – seating areas spread throughout the building, computers and a business center with fax/copy/print/scan capabilities
- Quiet area
We expect to have a final design, including a floor plan and carpet, furniture and fixture selections by mid-August. I’m excited about how the plan is coming together and can't wait to share the final design with the community.
Once the design is in place, the Library expects to begin construction sometime between October and November. In the meantime, watch for updates and further details at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.
Summer Reading Club is almost over, but it’s not too late to sign up, get prizes and be entered to win a Kindle Fire or LeapPad Tablet! Just head over to jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or visit any of our libraries. Make sure you have all your progress logged by July 31. Prizes can be picked up at any library through Aug. 31.
Know someone that should sign up? Spread the word!
The Edgewater Library now has iPad Minis available for kids and teens to check out for use in the library.
We started this service to support Jeffco Public Schools' IMPACT initiative. Last year, Jeffco Schools provided an iPad to students in five area schools (Lumberg Elementary, Molholm Elementary, Stevens K-4, Wheat Ridge 5-8, and Jefferson High School). Their goal was to not only provide access to technology, but to enhance the way the students learn.
Unfortunately, at the end of the school year, the students had to return the iPads, but they have been able to continue to use the technology at the library over the summer! Using the iPads boosts skills in math, science, technology, and reading, as well as improves social skills. It also allows parents an opportunity to get familiar with the devices their children are using at school.
The iPad Minis are available to check out for one hour at a time for use in the library. Head over and try one out today!
Funding provided by the Jefferson County Library Foundation.